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Tweeting for World IP Day

Apr 20, 2012

26 April 2012 is World Intellectual Property Day.  If you have seen some of our earlier tweets you will know that this years theme is visionary innovators.   From Monday 23 April 2012 we will be posting a series of posts dealing with current questions and issues in intellectual property.  On Thursday 26 April 2012 from 2 – 3pm we’ll be on twitter to host a twitter debate on the issues that are facing you.   We’re particularly keen to hear from you on your experiences and opinions on:   the Patents County Court – are you an SME? Do the cost caps in the PCC make you more confident and more likely to enforce your legal rights or is a cost exposure of around £50,000 still too much to bear?   Do you invest in intellectual property protection? Do you register trade marks? Designs? Why? Is this part of an asset portfolio? Do you enforce your rights against infringers? If not, why not?   For those who develop and licence software, have you suffered from copycats? How have you dealt with it? For most of our software clients the source code will be the “crown jewels” how do you ensure yours is protected?     We’d like this to be an opportunity for everyone to share their experiences of intellectual property in the technology era. Of course, people will be able to ask us for advice on the new law, but we’re hoping that the event will be more of a discussion than a legal advice session.   To get involved:   1. Follow @uklaw on twitter. 2. Jump online at 2pm on Thurs 26 April. We’ll send out a few introductory tweets to get things going. 3. Feel free to respond, or throw in questions or comments of your own. 4. Use the hashtag #WaterfrontIPDay - and use it to follow the conversation.   If you’ve got any questions about the event, please tweet us @uklaw.